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 John Gilbert Peak

John Gilbert Peak

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Death 7 Sep 1795 (aged 58)
Burial Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 33346464 · View Source
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age 56 years

[Information is from the 1896 book compiled by Charles B. Spofford: "Grave Stone Records from the ancient cemeteries in the town of Claremont, NH"]

Besides the information in that book, he was a relative of Mrs. Barbara Farrand Doxey to whom this virtual gravesite has graciously been transferred to by Find-A-Grave contributor Jan.

John Gilbert Peak(e) was the oldest son of John Peak(e) (1707 to 1755) and Hepsibeth Perry (born 2 Sep 1715 at Ashford, Windham, Ct. and died Unknown) of Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut. In 1755, he and his father were visiting a farmhouse in Walpole, New Hampshire with an eye to moving to New Hampshire when the home was attacked by a group of Indians who had previously been given hospitality there. The people inside vigorously defended themselves and John Peak(e) was the only person inside hit by various bullets fired by the Indians over a period of days. John Peak(e) died of the infection of a bullet wound to his hip and the leader of the attack and some of his braves also died. The surviving Indians thought that the failure of the attack was the judgment of their gods for attacking people who had given them hospitality and vowed never again to attack those in the area of Walpole, New Hampshire.

The youngest child of John Peak(e) and Hepsibah Perry was Jonathan Peake (1755 to 1831), an ancestor of Mrs. Barbara (Farrand) Doxey. At some point of their lives, Jonathan and his older brother Christopher Peake went to live in Columbia County, New York at what is now East Chatham. After the Revolutionary War, Christopher and his wife and children moved further west but Jonathan stayed in Columbia County, New York. He was married to Rachel Marshall and the couple is buried on their old farm along with some of their descendants and a few others.

John Gilbert Peak(e) as a descendant of Christopher Peak and Dorcas French who married at Roxbury, now Boston, Massachusetts in 1636. Christopher Peak came to the area in 1633 and Dorcas French in 1632 from England. They were part of the 'Great Puritan' settlement of Boston and the surrounding area under Governor Winthrop. Christopher died in 1666 after 30 years of marriage but Dorcas remarried and outlived Christopher by another 31 years. She died 30 Dec 1697.


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In memory of
Mr. John Peak
who died Sept. 7
1795 AE. 56


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  • Maintained by: Barbara Doxey
  • Originally Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 28 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33346464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Gilbert Peak (12 Mar 1737–7 Sep 1795), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33346464, citing Union Cemetery, Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Doxey (contributor 46556096) .